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August 1963

Proceedings of the Third World Congress of Psychiatry.

Arch Intern Med. 1963;112(2):292-293. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03860020190033

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The remarkable Third Congress of Psychiatry held in June, 1961, in Canada is poignantly recaptured in these two volumes. This is the first time that this congress met in the Western hemisphere. The participants and members came from almost every country in the world and represented all orientations and disciplines. One can almost visualize the excitement of that crowded week of International Psychiatry, 1961.

The papers in the Proceedings have been grouped under three main headings: the special sessions with subheadings of academic lectures, three leading themes, and a discussion of scientific creativity; the plenary sessions; and general sessions. The academic lectures were given by Jean Piaget on the "Development of the Infant" and by Horace Magoun on "Brain Mechanisms for Internal Inhibition." The three leading themes were presented by H. Rumke on "Phenomenological Aspects of Psychiatry," J. Masserman on the "Contribution of Experimental Psychiatry," and H. Ey (a French psychoanalyst) on "Psychiatric Theories." Perhaps the

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